Giving Options

Give by phone/email:  Contact Mark Hafley, Finance Administrator, at [email protected] if you need more information.

Annual Pledge Click the pdf form below:

2017 Pledge Card

 

Types of Planned Giving

Below is a summary of some common planned giving options. These are not offered as professional tax or legal advice and may not apply in all cases. Please consult your tax, legal and financial advisors about your specific situation.

Bequests

A bequest through a will is the most common type of planned gift, and does not draw on assets during a donor’s lifetime. Bequests can be estate distributions of cash, securities, real estate, or personal property. Types of bequests include a percentage bequest, a fixed-dollar bequest, a residual bequest, and a contingent bequest. Important estate tax savings may result from a bequest. Contact us for suggested bequest language.

Insert Bequest Form-PDF

 

Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs)

CRTs allow a donor to make a gift to Saint Andrew’s, Bryan, while at the same time achieving several other financial objectives. When you create a CRT, you irrevocably transfer money, securities, real estate, or other assets to a trust that will then pay you an income for life or for a period of years. If you wish, the trust also can pay an income to another beneficiary. At the death of the surviving beneficiary, the remaining principal in the trust goes to Saint Andrew’s, Bryan. Several types of CRTs allow the donor to tailor their gifts to best serve their own needs.

Life Insurance

Many donors choose to give life insurance policies to the Foundation either as an immediate gift or as a provision upon their passing. This can be an easy way to make a gift to Saint Andrew’s, Bryan, without revising your will and may have advantageous estate tax consequences. Donors may make Saint Andrew’s, Bryan either a beneficiary or an owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Donors who consider giving life insurance policies do so because they have no heirs or because they already have made provisions for beneficiaries through other financial vehicles. Contact us for the information to put on the beneficiary designation form.

Retirement Plans

Donors may consider making Saint Andrew’s, Bryan, a beneficiary of a percentage of their pre-tax qualified retirement plan, such as an Individual Retirement Account, 401k, 403b or Thrift Savings Plan to name a few. This is done via a beneficiary designation form.  These pre-tax assets are received by a qualified non-profit free from income tax liability, leaving other tax friendly assets available to pass along to your family and other heirs. Contact the parish office, 979-822-5176, for the needed information to put on the beneficiary designation form.

Annual Pledge

We give to Saint Andrew’s because of the love we feel as part of the Saint Andrew’s community and knowing that our contribution helps spread the love of Christ in downtown Bryan, Brazos County and beyond.  Our giving is not because of any feelings of guilt or obligation, but it is an offering of thanksgiving for the joy we receive in being in communion with our Saint Andrew’s family.  We also try to keep our favorite comment from Father Hugh about stewardship in mind:  You know what the right pledge amount is when you have a smile on your face as you sign your pledge card.  He is absolutely right.

 

  • James & Alison Batenhorst

Bob and I pledge because of the joy that it gives us, joy in the abundance in our lives, our family, our health, St. Andrew’s and the material gifts with which we have been blessed. We pledge because we are grateful for the positive role that St. Andrew’s plays in our life and for the supportive role we have seen in play in the lives of other parishioners and our greater community. We pledge because Saint Andrew’s is our spiritual sanctuary and because of the connection we feel to family and friends who have worshiped here and gone on before us.

  • Kate and Bob Thomas

Linda and I have been supporting our Episcopal Parish and Diocese for years because we both believe that every member should serve and support their Church. I was born and raised in the Episcopal Church while Linda joined after we were married 35 years ago. We were members of Trinity Parish of Northeast Texas (Mount Pleasant) which was a member of the Diocese of Dallas. I served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and vestry member for 27 years and served two terms on the Executive Council of the Diocese and one term on the Standing Committee of the Diocese. Additionally, I served on the capital campaign committee that was responsible for the construction of Camp All Saints. Linda was the bookkeeper for the Parish for 25 years and also served on the Altar Guild for over 25 years. Currently at Saint Andrew’s I serve on the St. Andrew’s vestry and Linda has begun service on the Altar Guild. She also serves as the vestry appointed representative that assists with the counting and deposit of each Sunday’s offerings.

Lay leaders should commit to a servant mentality that leads to stronger and more effective discipleship of its members.   Linda and I believe fully that time, talent, AND treasure should be given St. Andrew’s as we build upon a strong congregation that will be the foundation for the next 150 years of service to our community.

  • Chuck and Linda Hinton

 

 

 

Give Options

We give to Saint Andrew’s because of the love we feel as part of the Saint Andrew’s community and knowing that our contribution helps spread the love of Christ in downtown Bryan, Brazos County and beyond.  Our giving is not because of any feelings of guilt or obligation, but it is an offering of thanksgiving for the joy we receive in being in communion with our Saint Andrew’s family.  We also try to keep our favorite comment from Father Hugh about stewardship in mind:  You know what the right pledge amount is when you have a smile on your face as you sign your pledge card.  He is absolutely right.

 

  • James & Alison Batenhorst

Bob and I pledge because of the joy that it gives us, joy in the abundance in our lives, our family, our health, St. Andrew’s and the material gifts with which we have been blessed. We pledge because we are grateful for the positive role that St. Andrew’s plays in our life and for the supportive role we have seen in play in the lives of other parishioners and our greater community. We pledge because Saint Andrew’s is our spiritual sanctuary and because of the connection we feel to family and friends who have worshiped here and gone on before us.

  • Kate and Bob Thomas

Linda and I have been supporting our Episcopal Parish and Diocese for years because we both believe that every member should serve and support their Church. I was born and raised in the Episcopal Church while Linda joined after we were married 35 years ago. We were members of Trinity Parish of Northeast Texas (Mount Pleasant) which was a member of the Diocese of Dallas. I served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and vestry member for 27 years and served two terms on the Executive Council of the Diocese and one term on the Standing Committee of the Diocese. Additionally, I served on the capital campaign committee that was responsible for the construction of Camp All Saints. Linda was the bookkeeper for the Parish for 25 years and also served on the Altar Guild for over 25 years. Currently at Saint Andrew’s I serve on the St. Andrew’s vestry and Linda has begun service on the Altar Guild. She also serves as the vestry appointed representative that assists with the counting and deposit of each Sunday’s offerings.

Lay leaders should commit to a servant mentality that leads to stronger and more effective discipleship of its members.   Linda and I believe fully that time, talent, AND treasure should be given St. Andrew’s as we build upon a strong congregation that will be the foundation for the next 150 years of service to our community.

  • Chuck and Linda Hinton

 

 

 

Give Options

Below is a summary of some common planned giving options. These are not offered as professional tax or legal advice and may not apply in all cases. Please consult your tax, legal and financial advisors about your specific situation.
 

A bequest through a will is the most common type of planned gift, and does not draw on assets during a donor’s lifetime. Bequests can be estate distributions of cash, securities, real estate, or personal property. Types of bequests include a percentage bequest, a fixed-dollar bequest, a residual bequest, and a contingent bequest. Important estate tax savings may result from a bequest. Contact us for suggested bequest language.

CRTs allow a donor to make a gift to Saint Andrew’s, Bryan, while at the same time achieving several other financial objectives. When you create a CRT, you irrevocably transfer money, securities, real estate, or other assets to a trust that will then pay you an income for life or for a period of years. If you wish, the trust also can pay an income to another beneficiary. At the death of the surviving beneficiary, the remaining principal in the trust goes to Saint Andrew’s, Bryan. Several types of CRTs allow the donor to tailor their gifts to best serve their own needs.
Many donors choose to give life insurance policies to the Foundation either as an immediate gift or as a provision upon their passing. This can be an easy way to make a gift to Saint Andrew’s, Bryan, without revising your will and may have advantageous estate tax consequences. Donors may make Saint Andrew’s, Bryan either a beneficiary or an owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Donors who consider giving life insurance policies do so because they have no heirs or because they already have made provisions for beneficiaries through other financial vehicles. Contact us for the information to put on the beneficiary designation form.
Donors may consider making Saint Andrew’s, Bryan, a beneficiary of a percentage of their pre-tax qualified retirement plan, such as an Individual Retirement Account, 401k, 403b or Thrift Savings Plan to name a few. This is done via a beneficiary designation form. These pre-tax assets are received by a qualified non-profit free from income tax liability, leaving other tax friendly assets available to pass along to your family and other heirs. Contact the parish office, 979-822-5176, for the needed information to put on the beneficiary designation form.